Looking for a name that your baby can live up to, a name that will help them grow up strong and confident, a name they can be proud of?

 

Why not choose from our list of 20 of the most inspirational and powerful people in the world:

 

Girls: 

 

1.  Anne – the diary of Anne Frank has served as an eye witness account of life during the Holocaust.

 

2. Angelina – after Angelina Jolie, whose work in the charity and human rights sector should be applauded.

 

3. Amelia – the first woman to fly over the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart also became the first woman pilot in 1935.

 

4. Diana – Princess Diana devoted her life to charity and led a campaign to ban landmines.

 

5. Ellen – after Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the current President of Liberia, who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for the safety of women and women’s rights.

 

6. Coco – after Coco Chanel, one of the world’s greatest fashion designers.

 

7. Oprah – born to a poor single mother, she is now worth an estimated $2.7billion. ​

 

8. Kim – while she is definitely loved by some and not by others, there is no denying that Kim Kardashian is a pretty powerful woman

 

9. Hattie – after Hattie McDaniel, who won the first Oscar awarded to an African American.

 

10. Rosa – a civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat to a white man in 1955, Rosa Parks' arrest sparked a turning point in the civil rights movement.

 

 

Boys:

 

1. Albert – after Albert Einstein, who won a Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to theoretical physics.

 

2. Charles – after Charles Darwin, whose work in evolutionary theory changed the world. ​

 

3. Mark – after Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder of Facebook, who is worth an estimated $37.1 billion.

 

4Martin – after Martin Luther King, who used peaceful protests to change the lives of people in the United States during the civil rights movement.

 

5. Nelson – after Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in prison for his opposition to the apartheid regime.

 

6. Neil – after Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

 

7. Richard – after Richard Branson, a self-made entrepreneur whose struggle at school didn’t stop him becoming a millionaire by the time he was 25.

 

8. Sean – after Sean Swarner, who being the only person in the world diagnosed with both Hodgkin’s Disease and Askin’s sarcoma defined the odds and completed the Seven Peak Challenge.

 

9. William – after William Kamkwamba, a Malawian inventor who built a windmill to power electrical appliances in his own home.

 

10. Stephen – after Stephen Hawking, who has refused to let his disability stop him from being one of the greatest scientific minds of his generation.

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